I have driven by the Great House for years, at least 4x per week (or quite possibly in a day!). It’s a beautiful location that had no purpose for us locals except for events (weddings, banquets, etc.) and a tourist spot. This has all changed.The Great House recently transformed the home into a restaurant. I missed the new sign until I picked up an old friend who was hitchhiking. He mentioned that a mutual friend of ours was tending bar there....an excellent excuse to check it out.
If you have ever been to the property, you know it’s stunning. My date and I got to explore the grounds as we waited for a table, reservations are recommended! Check out the outdoor area of the Great House looking down from the observation area (a must even if you have reservations), the views are stunning but not easily photographed. The restaurant has fun and vibrant home fixtures throughout it. A fire place, a bathtub in the restroom and great pieces like this hanging lamp and the adorable tiles with the puppy feet!
We started dinner out with a few glasses of Prosecco...
The hostess warned us that their portions were large. We were both hungry so we ordered an appetizer (fried calamari tossed in a lemon and butter sauce) and a grilled romaine-heart Ceaser salad. Our hostess wasn’t kidding...portions were very generous! Both dishes were delicious, but the calamari was the most tender I’ve had. For dinner my date got the ‘surf & turf’. I ate most of his shrimp for him. This chef does not over-cook her seafood, wonderful!
I opted for the Mediterranean Pie which is a vegetarian dish - phyllo dough with feta, sun-dried tomatoes, zucchini and a lot of other ingredients that made it very filling and tasty, even to the carnivore.
We were far too stuffed for dessert, but had both our hostess and server promise that the chocolate cake was to die for! I may have to stop in for a coffee & cake one of these nights instead of dinner!
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